Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2060)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

2060. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding available to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, supports and promote the development, welfare and protection of children. Tusla provides funding to voluntary organisations offering a range of counselling and support services to children and families including bereavement counselling and support on the death of a family member.

I am aware of the tremendous work that Embrace Farm undertakes and the support they give to families who have suffered a loss due to a farming accident. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has primary responsibility for Health and Safety on Farms and my Department is fully supportive of their work and assists in the promotion of safe farming practices.

The Deputy will be aware that a wide range of safety equipment is available under TAMS II and that scheme also has a requirement for all applicants to complete safety training. In addition, farm safety is a mandatory part of the Knowledge Transfer programme.